Lettuce Red Cross


  • Lactuca sativa
  • Seed Packet contains approx 400 seeds.
  • Open Pollinated. Organic seed.

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Lettuce Red Cross

Lettuce Red Cross is highly regarded by Steve Solomon.  A butterhead variety, it has bright red and green soft and sweet leaves. Really adds a vibrancy to your salads. Slow to bolt. An excellent Spring to Autumn lettuce.

Sow Sept to April (cool climate).

Spacing 20cm between plants, 30cm rows.

Lettuce was originally farmed by the ancient Egyptians, who transformed it from a plant whose seeds were used to create oil into an important food crop raised for its succulent leaves and oil-rich seeds. Lettuce spread to the Greeks and Romans; the latter gave it the name lactuca, from which the English lettuce is derived.

By 50 AD, many types were described, and lettuce appeared often in medieval writings, including several herbals. The 16th through 18th centuries saw the development of many varieties in Europe, and by the mid-18th century cultivars were described that can still be found in gardens.

Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 18 to 22 C (around 7 to 10 days to germination)

Dimensions14.5 × 1 × 9 cm
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